How are you tonight? Hope you had a warm and cozy weekend. It was cold and rainy here so I stayed in most of the time and tried to organize and clean up my desk and bedroom.
I even watched a little TV. Being Valentine weekend today was a lot of girlie movies on and now the movie The Holiday is playing. As you know I don't watch a lot of TV but who can resist a girlie movie.
I found a few pic's that I took on my short walk while visiting Myrtle Beach last month. Very hard
staying on the beach and not get to enjoy it but for only a short walk. Thank goodness though I did have that chance. It is a lovely beach.
We drove 18 hours the first day on our way to Myrtle Beach. Left at 3:00 Am from Texas stopped at Tallashassee, Florida at a Flying J Truck Stop where Barbara slept for about four hours. It was so cold inside the RV that I went inside and drank hot chocolate with the truck drivers all night. I can scratch that one off by bucket list. hahaha.
Then we drove 12 hours the next day to Myrtle Beach. I can remember by the second day and listening to Barbara talk politics non stop I tried excusing myself to the back of the RV so I could rest my mind for a few minutes but I swear to you while back in the RV I was tossed around like a fruit salad at Christmas time. I actually thought of Lucille Ball while I was flying around in that darn thing. Needless to say I did not last long in the back. It was either loose my mind listening about Newt or get seriously hurt being tossed around so I chose loosing my mind.
We drove up to the Sheridan about 7 PM and it was filled with nothing but men in suits and ties and women dressed to the nines and here Barbara and I walk in grungee looking after driving for two days with no shower. I felt like a street person amongst all of them. You can imagine the snooty looks we were getting. Then there was all the secret service guys to deal with trying to get to our room. What a trip!
I would think this foot print belonged to a very tall man. lol
As you know my trip to Myrtle Beach was for the GOP Debates. It was a hard trip because we never slowed down. Barbara wanted to be everywhere Newt Gingrich was and believe me that man was in a lot of places in and around Myrtle Beach.
There were receptions, conferences, lunches and dinners involving the candidates. I did beg out of most of them so I could do other things. Like the walk on the beach.
I met most of the candidates workers since I kept running into them everywhere. I found the ones that worked for Ron Paul were the friendliest. Barbara never meets a stranger so we met a lot of people. The last time I talked to her on the phone she was working for Gingrich now in her home state of Nevada. I know that she is giddy with happiness.
Romney I think were the most distant. He of course had more secret service guys or security than the others. We stayed at the same hotels with them and in Charleston the same floor which made for a lot of security checks going up and down the elevators.
I never could make myself like being at these functions. The waste of money for having these events kept me from enjoying myself. I kept thinking of how much waste was being spent by all of these people trying to get their man elected.
One banquet we attended the main course was prime rib. That was the one where Senator Thompson spoke. I did enjoy meeting him. He seemed like a very nice man. I remember watching him on Law and Order.
I did enjoy that night because the young man that sat beside me was funny and we laughed a lot. He worked in Washington but I never found out what his job was there. I told him my daughter was Ms. Texas and was single so you can imagine how much attention he paid me all night. When I tried to tell him the truth about Christi he refused to believe me and insisted we exchange phone numbers. lol Don't worry I did not give him my number.
I fully intended on doing an entirely different post tonight so how I ended up on Myrtle Beach is beyond me. Must have something to do with the ride in the back of the RV.
Oh I did want to mention that you are so sweet leaving me all the kind comments on my last post. That was another post that I did not intend to write. lol....Believe me when I say that if I can get up on a Holly or John and mow then all of you can too. There is nothing special about me doing it. In my situation over the last few years I have done lot's of things that never would I have ever thought of doing but nothing that you could not do in the same situation. When your left to fend for yourself you find out there is lot's of things you can do that you never dreamed of even trying. We are all survivors. So don't ever think you could not do it. I know each and every one of you and I know your capable of doing anything you want or need to do.
I am overwhelmed at the Love you show me. Your right I am not alone. Love to all and